Friday, March 12, 2010
Pencil & Pipette
Hey folks, here's me in my studio, photographed and thoughtfully questioned by Anna from Pencil & Pipette. Her blog motto is, 'writings and samplings on creativity and how people use it to make positive change', which is an immensely appealing idea.
We met in a rather serendipitous fashion on a 43 degree day in the Kid's Gallery at the Melbourne Museum. Anna had just visited my blog a few days before, and recognised some of the accessories that I was wearing at the time, so she introduced herself and the rest is history.
We have been emailing back and forth, I responded to Anna's questions regarding making shoes, mass-production, and the role of the craftsperson in new practices of sustainability. I answered in my standard verbose fashion, and so Anna has split the interview into two parts - I do tend to waffle on.
Today it's all about handmade sneakers, my first love, and the reason I got into shoemaking in the first place.
Hope that its informative in terms of my methods, let me know what you think.